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Jul 3, 2013 1:00pm PDT
audience up to date. within the last five minutes, we saw the arrival of secretary of state chuck hagel entering the west wing, presumably for a meeting of some sort to take place with the president here. we did not see the marine guards outside the west wing most of the day. the president had he no scheduled events today, having just returned from his week-long trip in africa and then within about the last hour or so, we saw the guard come outside the door which is an indication the president is now working within the west wing. as we just reported to you, we know that chuck haig is one of those individuals gathered will for what we presume to be some form of a meeting to take place. >> thank you so much, peter. a very important time because we're dealing with syria, a lot of issues in that region. thank you for that update. i want to quickly go back to park ginsburg and talk about the regional issue. you still have bashar al assad still in syria. this comes right at that time where we're he clearly dealing with iran. if egypt can get itself together and make this transition peacefully
Jul 3, 2013 11:00pm PDT
. the pentagon reports the defense secretary chuck hagel has been in contact with egypt's defense minister and marines are currently on standby in case they're needed to protect u.s. interests, especially the embassy, which isn't far from what we're looking at right now. president obama convened a meeting late in the day with secretary hagel as well as brennan and the joint chiefs. the head of the joint chiefs martin dempsey. and the president released a statement. and for more on what's going on at the white house, we go to peter alexander also to joe ruben. i've got to get to peter on this. thank you for joining us. what is the nut? what is the heart of the president's statement? >> well, let's read some of it to you right now. we're going to put it up on the screen right now and your viewers can read along with me. this is the statement from the president that reads the united states is monitoring the very fluid situation in egypt and we believe that ultimately the future of egypt can only be determined by the egyptian people. nevertheless, and listen to this, he says we are deeply conc
Jul 3, 2013 2:00pm PDT
coming here to the white house. chuck hagel, the defense secretary, john brennan, the cia director, attorney general eric holder, and others coming here to the white house. we have not seen them depart, so all indications are they are still here meeting with the president. the hope had been by this administration that perhaps there could have been a smooth political transition in egypt, that perhaps pressure on morsi would have led to some early elections, but that again did not happen. now we're waiting for official reaction from the white house, wolf. >> any indication there will be a briefing, a statement from the president or someone else, his national security adviser susan rice? the secretary of state john kerry? secretary of defense? any indication any of them are about to explain the u.s. position to the american public? we were we have asked that very question and so far we've not been told that in fact we would get someone on camera tonight, but we expect there will be some reaction from the white house at some point in evening. you know, one of the key questions that we
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Jul 3, 2013 4:00pm PDT
and transparent. the president met this afternoon for more than an hour with the chuck hagel and chief of staff to ho had both talked to egyptian counterparts in recent days who apparently did not ask them directly to avoid a coupe. mr. obama urged egyptian officials not to arrest president morsi or his supporter hes. i have also directed the relevant departments and agencies to review the implications under u.s. law for our assistance to the government of egypt. officials have avoided calling the egyptian action a coupe since that could trigger legal moves that would impact u.s. aid to egypt for many members of congress the egyptian military is more reliable than morsi's muslim brotherhood. shepard? >> shepard: wendell goler live at the white house. thanks very much. the american embassy has been largely evacuated now. here's the deal. a lot of people in the crowds in egypt think that the united states was supporting president morsi and a lot of people have turned very much anti-american as a result of it. not anti-american people but anti-american foreign policy. of course, the truth of the m
Jun 27, 2013 4:30am PDT
their country. yesterday defense secretary chuck hagel asking russia to do the right thing and hand snowden over. hagel says snowden has broken the law and damaged the country. >>> the hours' long filibuster by texas state lawmakers who stopped the vote on controversial abortion restrictions may have been for nothing. texas governor rick perry say it is legislature will return to work on monday for a 30-day session. this will be the second special session to try to pass abortion restrictions. perry made the call yesterday saying too much important work is remaining for the people of texas. earlier this week the ft. worth representative wendy davis spent hours on the floor trying to filibuster long enough to avoid a voed on the restrictions. >>> the senate poised to pass historic immigration reforms as early as today. the bill includes a path to citizenship for millions of immigrants here illegally as well as billions in spending to secure the border. the bill has bipartisan support in the senate. if it passes, it moves to the house where its future is less certain. house republicans want border
Jun 27, 2013 4:00am PDT
about phone and internet operations. chuck hagel called it a serious breach. ecuador thinks it would offer him asylum. >>> well, today jurors in the george zimmerman murder trial will hear more testimony from the last person to speak with trayvon martin. she testified yesterday that she heard martin scream before his phone went dead, moments before he was fatally shot. >> reporter: rachel jeantel testified she spoke with martin on the phone moments before george zimmerman had killed him. martin had been buying snacks at a local convenience store and the two friends talked before he returned to his father's home. jeantel said he told her a man was following him and heard a voice saying what you doing around here. she claims she then heard a scuffle. >> i kind of heard trayvon saying get off, get off. seconds later the phone went dead. during cross-examination defense attorney don west attacked her credibility. >> you're the last person to have spoke within trayvon martin. >> yes. >> but you did not report it to law enforcement. >> i thought they're supposed to call you. >> reporter: j
Jul 2, 2013 5:30pm PDT
the egyptian people he is listening to them. lisetary of state john kerry ted defense secretary chuck hagel also spoke with their egyptian counterparts. clarissa ward is in cairo for us tonight. >> reporter: they came again by the hundreds of thousands to demand the ouster of president morsi. and today that seemed closer than ever. the protesters are furious at his mismanagement of the he economy and the promotion of his orte political supporters, the muslim brotherhood. six top ministers have now quit, si adding to the sense of uncertainty. it's not clear what will happen en iorsi misses the deadline. but the military has drawn up plans that could include a inetaker government and new presidential elections. while the army has refused to call this a coup, retired general sameh elyazal was clear about the need on media change. >> he was democratically elected in a fair election. he won. >> absolutely right. >> he had the right to finish his term. >> yes, are you right, he is right. tt you want me to wait until we see our country completely collapse? he did many mistakes. look at the economy
Jul 4, 2013 10:00am EDT
. the president and the first lady and a view barbecue of the fireworks. defense secretary chuck hagel issued a statement on behalf of the troops. he says -- that from chuck hagel, defense secretary. next, a discussion on how the definition of citizenship in america has changed over the decades. the panelists talk about citizenship and how it relates to community engagement and self governance. from the aspen institute, it is in our. >> i will be serving as our moderator. one of our panelists, mickey edwards, was not able to be with us. we will channel mickey the best we can. i wanted to introduce the panelists here and frame up the issue. we will begin a conversation on the theme of imagining or reimagining citizenship and we want to allot a good chunk of time for conversation here throughout the room, and i really emphasize that. if you have questions, conversation is very much in the spirit of what we are talking about. , sequentially,e to my immediate left is heather smith, dear friend and collaborator who is the president of rock the vote. many of you know rock the vote began over 20 yea
Jun 27, 2013 2:00am PDT
for asylum. they are not in a rush to approve his application. chuck hagel is insisting the leaks seriously damaged national security. he says snowden broke the law. he wants russia to return the nsa contractor to this country for prosecution. >>> in the wake of the leaks, intelligence officials say terror groups are adapting the way they communicate, posting online instructions in one case, changing phone numbers or using software to hide information. the spy agency is said to be scrambling to keep up with the terror groups to stop plots. >> the cia is stopping public leaks to keep officers from giving information. a memo by the associated press is to design a culture of secret si within the cia. there have been leaks from the agency within years. >>> a final vote on immigration reform. a vote is set for today and lawmakers may give a last okay to the bill by friday. it would provide a path to citizenship for 11 million immigrants now in the country illegally boosting border security. it faces an uncertain future in the house of representatives. john boehner said he will not allow a vote u
Jul 3, 2013 9:00am PDT
of the state television there. also we do know that secretary of defense chuck hagel has called his egyptian officer number. we do not know when the conversation took place. we're not being told the substance of that conversation. this is an incredibly tense moment. it's by no means clear that whatever happens will be peaceful and it is by no means clear what the road map to the future is. >> the egyptian military came and went about three hours or so ago within cairo and egyptian military now taking aks against morsi, the president of egypt. the egyptian military says he must step down. there must be early elections. what do you think of that possibility. >> reporter: to be frank none of that is clear. the military did not call on morsi to step down. military called on morsi and the opposition to come to a solution to meet the demands of the people. it was deemed that had not happened. the opposition refused point-blank to negotiate with morsi. morsi gave a defiant speech last night. people have said he's squandered that mandate. he posted to his facebook a conciliatory message not saying h
Jun 27, 2013 4:00pm PDT
. today the chuck hagel issued a statement saying: >> which is great. up until yet if you were a gay person in the military under don't ask/don't tell getting repealed. things were better. if you were married to a gay person in the military, things didn't change at all. so making sure that health benefits survivor benefits, those types of things will kick in quickly. >> it's been slow to go. >> we're looking at 25 to 30 more days where everyone is fully shore had a no one will continue to challenge this, we'll move forward and get married here. >> despite the fact that the governor had asked to immediately retract the opinion and allow marriages to go on. i thought it was unbelievable that they're going to wait. >> right, there was a story about how this couple one of which was an immigrant and really needed to get his papers in order to stay in the country. they were a couple, married they had been together for a long time. this ruling is what kept him from being deported. the nonsense lag time. >> it really will depend for immigration. you're in a best-case scenario. as they're sta
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Jul 3, 2013 3:00pm EDT
it is not taken sides. as you can see people celebrating in the streets of cairo. secretary of defense chuck hagel we're fiing out today did call the egyptian army chief yesterday and spoke with his last week as well. we're told secretary hagel urged the military to respect the democratic process and avoid violence what we are hearing so far from the scene, it is not violent, but instead a celebratory mood and spokesman geoe little says i think you can understand the sensitivity of this situation and that's in essence the bottom line. this is the second time in the past couple years the army appears to be positioned to remove the country's leader and this time ousting a democratically elected president, the first in egypt's history making this move potentially more explosive. we're now seeing large crowds in the streets of tahrir square and in the streets of cairo in egypt where president morsi has reportedly been removed from power by the military, the military now saying it will in fact hold more elections in the future and it says it is spending the constitution and appointing the head of the c
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Jun 28, 2013 3:00pm PDT
of airplanes. >> reporter: spokesperson for chuck hagel agreed said delaying contract awards would unacceptably delay our efforts to develop the smw into a capable force. with u.s. forces set to leave afghanistan by end of 2014, afghan police pa control and afghan army units take the lead in most combat operations. but high tech, logistics, medical capabilities are inadequate to counter insurgency tasks. they will benefit from hardware the u.s. is not shipping state side. >> we want to push them as hard as we can to be ready end of next year, recognize we're not going to get to the finish line in each and every area. >> reporter: also complicating counter narcotics effort of the special mission wing are flourishing poppy fields, which reclaimed its position as the leading producer and cultivator of opium. >> thank you. >>> a house committee tells an irs manager she can't have her fifth amendment cake and eat it, too. the fox all stars will react when we return. the great outdoors... ...and a great deal. thanks to dad. (gasp) nope. aw! guys! grrrr let's leave the deals to (nice bear!
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Jul 3, 2013 2:00pm PDT
team. we know that defense secretary chuck hagel arrived just a few minutes ago. the president was in the oval office when the general made the announcement that the coup had taken place and president morsi was no longer president. he was there. he was watching. we understand there are reports that the director of the cia and joint chiefs are meeting with the president. because the president, president obama, is now in an awkward position. what does he say in the wake of this militarily engineered coup. what does the white house say at this point. for the last two, three days, the white house state department and pentagon has been very careful not to put out any statements to look as though they engineered this coup in any way. >> jennifer, i know it's too soon to like make any projections about what's going on here, but is there something encouraging here about the fact that perhaps the importance of the economy is being put before extreme ic extremism, the fact that it's the muslim brotherhood that last lost? >> i think the most significant thing we've seen is that the first
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Jul 4, 2013 1:00am PDT
chiefs general martin dempsey, chuck hagel the defense secretary making calls to the military saying on the one hand, not wanting to take sides. on the one hand they are happy that morsi is probably going to be pushed out by the military. but they don't want the military to take over because if a coupe takes place, that $1.3 billion in aid each year will be in jeopardy. there are certain laws in the u.s. that aid has to be frozen if a military coupe takes place. so what they really want is for the military to remove the muslim brotherhood, remove morsi, which has been a problem from the get-go for this administration since they were elected. and, but not to hold on to power. that's why you see the -- that's why you see the military meeting with mohammed baradei. >> i understand that the egyptian military is friendly to the u.s.a. because most of this money we send to it egypt the 1.3 billion goes to them, correct? >> that's right. in fact, they get the n 1 abrams tanks. they got f-16 fighter jets. the president came under a lot of heat last year and the secretary of state hillary cl
Jul 4, 2013 8:00am PDT
as secretary of defense chuck hagel who spoke more than once with his counterpart in egypt as well. the relationships between the u.s. have been much closer to the military leadership in egypt than to the civilian government for years. >> peter alexander reporting at the white house. thank you very much. the crowds returned to tahrir square following a celebration to mark the removal of president morsi. we have the latest from cairo on that. the people have been heard. the reaction has been sent in and of itself. there is a pivot point between knowing what they got rid of and knowing what they get next. >> absolutely. that will be an important question in the coming hours. one of the things people are looking at now and especially since the ouster of president morsi, how the government is reacting. we are talking mostly about the security services and the law enforcement services. right now in the last couple of hours there have been quick developments. that includes a travel ban that has been imposed on former president morsi and other officials as a result of an on going investig
Jun 27, 2013 8:00am PDT
. he is believed to be in a transit area of the a moscow airport. chuck hagel hoped that the russians hand him over. >> i would hope that the russians do the right thing here and turn snowden over to the united states. general dempsey and others said that yes, damage was done by the snowden leaks and we are assessing that now, but make no ourake, this violation of loss was a serious security breach in our national security apparatus. >> president obama has kicked off his three-nation tour of africa in senegal. he will visit the port from where african slaves were forcibly sent to the nine estates. he is also due to visit south africa, where nelson mandela remains in critical condition. president joseph zuma canceled a trip to visit with the president -- prime minister. his family is reportedly making preparations for his funeral. the senate has approved an amendment to the immigration reform bill that radically in spans and foresman along the u.s.-mexico border. the measure would double the number of border agents to 40,000, expand the use of drones, and conducts 700 miles of border f
Jul 3, 2013 1:00pm PDT
saw chuck hagel, eric holder, john brennan and others arriving. we were told by senior officials that the president was receiving update throughout the day from the national security team. all expectations were that the situation in egypt could have been handled through a smooth political process, that pressure on morsi could have led to perhaps early elections, then came these drammic turn of events. we are waiting official reaction from the obama administration, which we expect to come from the white house. >> we'll check back with you in a minute. joining us is former chief of staff, jeremy bash, and the executive director for the institute for near east policy. you've been in some of those meetings. what is the president trying to decide rite now? >> this is a tough situation, jake, because usually revolution happened more by the bullet or the ballot, and this is really more by the bullhorn. even inp even in 2011, the president was still in a tough spot. mubarak had been our alou. we had interests in maintaining borders, the canal, so at that time the president decided ultima
Jul 3, 2013 10:00am PDT
morsi. we have this note that pentagon officials say that the defense secretary, chuck hagel, called the ee gyp shan't leader twice. they haven't released information about the conversations but conversations have transpired. the department of defense press secretary wouldn't go on much further other than saying that the u.s. right now supports the democratic process calling the situation in egypt a crisis and added that the hope is that this period of tension can be resolved in a peaceful manner and violence can be avoided. ayman, let me ask you. this is the independent army that would be interceded. there's the police forces that would be out among the people as opposed to the army. what type of security detail does morsi have? who would be in charge of that that the independent army would be confronting to take him out of power? >> well, the state security bureaucracy in egypt is a very complex one. on the one hand you have the military, armed forces. you have the general intelligence director. that's the equivalent of the foreign military agency. that's very powerful in egypt. yo
Jul 3, 2013 12:00pm PDT
. we've learned from our chief pentagon correspondent that secretary of defense chuck hagel has spoken this week twice with his counterpart in egypt. we have no sense of exactly what that conversation included. we also know that john kerry and others have been having conversations with people within egypt as well. >> thank you, peter. thanks for that report. i want to the go back to ambassador mark ginsburg and dig in on what we were just hearing from peter, which of course there are long-standing ties, financial and diplomatic, with egypt under the camp david accords, all that money on top of that, extra appropriated money and a strong and long-term relationship with the military, which was important during mubarak's ouster not all that long ago. ambassador, how does that come into play in the diplomacy of all this, and will the u.s. get into details of the road map? for example, as we were discussing with richard, is the u.s. likely to say, whatever you do in a future election, it's got to be protected for participation by all parties? >> interestingly enough, just a few months ago t
Jun 27, 2013 4:00am PDT
.c.. >>mark:defense secretary chuck hagel says the pentagon will extend health care, housing and other federal benefits to the same-sex spouses of military members. by october 1st, the pentagon will extend a variety of benefits to same-sex partners -- including access to on-base commissaries and some health and welfare programs. an estimated 18-thousand same-sex couples are in the active duty. it's unclear how many of those are married. it wasn't until he was running for a second term when president obama came out as a supporter of gay marriage. he released this statement yesterday on the defense of marriage act. it reads. quote -- "i applaud the supreme court's decision to strike down the defense of marriage act. this was discrimination enshrined in law. it treated loving, committed gay and lesbian couples as a separate and lesser class of people. the supreme court has righted that wrong, and our country is better off for it. we are people who declared that we are all created equal - and the love we commit to one another must be equal as well" >>mark: we will be right back as the kron4 mornin
Jun 27, 2013 1:40am PDT
. chuck hagel hosting a gay pride event, will extend health care, housing an benefits as soon as possible for 18,000 same-sex couples in active duty, national guard and reserves. it's not clear how many are legally married. >>> the nation's highest military court overturned the conviction of a u.s. marine. sergeant lawrence hutchins serving 11-year sentence for murder of an iraqi villager. hutchins claims his constitutional rights were violated when we was held for six days without access to a lawyer. the military court agreed. >>> key witness who captivated the courtroom in george zimmerman's murder trial back to the stand today. the last person to talk to trayvon martin before he was shot and killed. abc's matt gutman. >> reporter: she described the raw, final moments of trayvon martin's life as she says she heard them in his last phone call. >> tell us if you can what he described was happening. >> a man was watching him. >> reporter: the prosecution asking the star witness about the man martin said was following him. that man was george zimmerman on trial for second degree murder. >>
Jul 4, 2013 4:00am PDT
week. we know that the secretary of defense in this country, chuck hagel, has spoken multiple times to his counterpart in egypt, general martin different circumstance the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff has had conversations, at least one conversation, with his counter part in that country as well. whether there have been any conversations with the new leadership at this point, we don't know. we will hear from the president tonight, doubt he will speak to this in particular. vel some remarks as he welcomes military heroes to the white house. >> peter alexander at the white house. thanks so much. >>> the crowds are starting to build in tahrir square once again, this after millions of people took to the streets last night to celebrate the end of mohammad morsi's time in power. ayman mohyeldin is joining us from cairo. if we look to what happened preceded this the military informs charge in the period between mubarak and morsi, about a 16-month period. they have this mr. mansour, put into place as the newly interim president, we will call him. is he in charge or is the military i
Jul 4, 2013 2:00pm PDT
national security advisers, you see chuck hagel, john kerry, the new national security adviser susan rice with her back to us, eric holder, the attorney general. there is enormous amount at stake for the united states at what happens in egypt and the president has been spending hours focusing in on this crisis, as egypt struggles to find its way after what is widely seen as a military coup. the united states is moving quickly to try to take some actions but it's unclear where the u.s. will go from here. it's struggling to deal with this new reality. let's bring in cnn's fareed zakaria, the host of "gps" and is "time" magazine's editor at large. also joining us is fouad ajami. "i now call on the military to turn full authority back to a democratically elected civilian government as soon as possible through an inclusive and transparent process and avoid any arbitrary arrests of president morsi and his supporters." fareed, as you know, there have been numerous arrests today of morsi, top muslim brotherhood leaders and it looks as if this is a direct -- they're saying to the president of the
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Jun 28, 2013 8:00am PDT
moving forward with the acquisition of these aircraft is highly imprudent, unquote. chuck hagel told the auditors through his aides that suspending the contracts would, quote: delay efforts to develop the smw into a capable force. jon? jon: james rosen in washington, thank you. jenna: brand new details in the boston bombing investigation as multiple charges have been filed againstsore hard tsarnaev. david lee miller's here with the latest on this story. >> reporter: jenna, a 74-page federal indictment filed yesterday spells out in detail what the tsarnaev brothers allegedly did before, during and after the bombing of the boston marathon. the indictment reveals what the accused bomber allegedly wrote on the wall on the beams of a dry-docked boat where authorities found him hiding. he scrawled, and i quote: >> r eporter: he also wrote: stop killing our innocent people, and we will stop. the indictment also revealed more specifics about the bomb plot itself. although there is no mention of accomplices or direct help from terrorist groups. it says that joe car tsarnaev downloaded terrori
Jun 27, 2013 3:00am PDT
, just late yesterday for the first time defense secretary chuck hagel said yes there was a serious security breach. officials say that terrorists are changing their tactics already. but there are a lot of skeptics who still say terrorists know not to use their cell phones, not to logon, that mainly this is embarrassment to the u.s. government. the debate goes on. kate. >> absolutely right. barbara starr at the pentagon. thank you. >>> after a week of intense scrutiny police have charged ex-nfl player aaron hernandez with first degree murder. new england patriots fired the former tight end almost immediately. prosecutors now say hernandez executed the victim and then tried to destroy evidence. cnn's alina cho is in the massachusetts with the latest. what do we know, alina? >> reporter: chris, good morning. this is certainly not the kind of environment that aaron hernandez is used to. he's waking up in a single person jail cell this morning. a little more than a week ago he was simply a star tight end for the new england patriots. today he stands accused of murder. stone-faced and si
Jul 3, 2013 11:00am PDT
, on monday spoke with president morsi. we know chuck hagel, the defense secretary, spoke with general asisi, head of the egyptian military over the past 24 hours. how the u.s. reacts to what has just been announced in cairo is going to be very significant. what do you anticipate? >> you put it exactly right, wolf. the crucial question is, is this described as a coup or not? you notice that the military is trying very hard to make the case that this is not a coup and that, therefore, those triggers that you talked about, the cutoff of u.s. aid and such, do not apply. just looking at it plainly, wolf, it's very difficult to see how the removal of a democratically elected government by the military would not be described as some kind of a coup. whatever follows. so the question is if they can come up with a way to convince both the united states and the world and the egyptian people that there is a very quick path back, then perhaps there's a way to square the circle. because you can have a two-month suspension or a -- some you don't even have to have that. but i think it all depends on gettin
Jul 4, 2013 11:00am PDT
. because today we learned the defense secretary chuck hagel spoke not just once, but twice in the past week to the head of the egyptian armed forces. in fact, this is video. this is hagel in april with general sissi. this is a guy we saw on television just this time yesterday who basically was the one giving the order to overthrow mohamed morsi. my question to you, sir, is how much sway does washington have in terms of influencing events in egypt? >> my understanding from discussions with people in washington, d.c., both at the state department and at the white house, is that they were not in full control. as they should not be in full control of events in egypt. it was felt that the military coup was not something that was blessed by washington, d.c. d.c. had gone out of its way via the ambassador, ambassador patterson in cairo, to build excellent relations with the civilian government. relations with the muslim brotherhood that had not existed in the previous 60 years. were built over the last year, year and a half. those relations have not only been destroyed, but those relations are now
Jul 3, 2013 10:00am EDT
. when you consider the fact that we have a national security team composed now, susan rice, chuck hagel, john kerry, john brennan, and now possibly samantha power, this is without a doubt a the weak, andling, disturbing national security team america has seen, and is a threat to us as free and independent state, which is what the founding fathers said fort the menset forth when signed the declaration of independence. i will close by putting the visible military terminology -- the novation of samantha power would be the united states u.n. ambassador is simply fubar. thank you. >> i think the technical term for that is hoo-hah. thank you, colonel. your from a man who served as the deputy to and other u.s. permanent representative to the united nations, whose service contrasts so strongly with what we might expect from this perspective candidates. , and heor josÉ sorzano worked with jeanne kirkpatrick from 1983 to 1985. he also served as a special assistance to the residence of the united states for the national security affairs with regard to latin america from 1987 to 1988. we are delig
Jul 4, 2013 7:00am EDT
what is the one on there. recently it was set by chuck hagel that our nation has always from the service of a and lesbian soldiers, sailors, coast guardmen and marines. how is it being borne out on the front lines? i took over two months after the repeal of don't ask, don't tell. it has gone extremely smooth. if everyone in the military treats everyone with dignity and respect, we have a mission to do. you can do your mission in the military, you garnered respect of everybody who serves with you. host: from california on the independent line. is the if the is -- afghanistan defense force strong enough to avoid being decapitated by the taliban as soon as we leave? i have another question. what kind of missions do we send our soldiers on? are they merely advising the officers or do they go out into the fields and fight with the afghans? i will take your first question on the seniors -- leadership on when we leave. there are two issues on. the afghan security forces are picking up more and more irresponsibility for the security. --ut 95% of the operations the afghan security for
Jun 29, 2013 11:00am PDT
in the lives of same-sex military families in the country. immediately after the decision, chuck hagel issued a statement of support saying, quote, the department of defense, the defense department intends to make the same benefits available to all military spouses, regardless of sexual orientation as soon as possible. that is now the law and it is right thing to do. sue fulton and her wife penny was the first lesbian couple to marry in the chapel at west point. sue is former army captain. president obama appointed her to the board of visitors in 2011. good to have both of you here. >> we're happy to be here. >> thanks for coming in. i appreciate that. first of all, what does in broad terms, what does the supreme court's decision on doma specifically, what does that decision mean to you personally? >> to me it means that the next blockage to marriage equality in new jersey has been taken away. do you want to take it, sue? >> you know, i mean, there's an emotional component to this. we've been working really hard for our service members to have their marriages recognized. and so, you know, the
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